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Consultant Histologist

Job Reference: 370-MEDCHIS-512

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

We are an NHS Foundation Trust providing first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

In order to realise this goal, we recognise that we need the engagement and collaboration of our staff, our patients and local population and our partners across the health and care system.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services for the local population of Warrington and Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is based on our five core values: Workforce Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

Working at Warrington and Halton means joining a team of 4,200 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Consultant Histologist

Warrington Hospital has a dynamic Histopathology department looking for new team members to meet the challenges of increased cancer work and TATs.

Successful applicants will be joining a Department of 6 WTE Consultants and can expect

· 10+ PA contract

· Flexible job plan

· Workload matched to experience

· Can offer general or sub-speciality work

· Individual office, secretarial support and microscope

· Involvement in teaching of ST1s and Registrars

· Full support with EQA

· Digital Pathology is being introduced at the Department 

· Contribution to Autopsy Rota is optional


The Histopathology department follows a case allocation system. All the consultants currently report at least 2-3 specialties. We are open to candidates being generalist or subspecialists and will be happy to discuss the specialty interests and their wish to develop these. An interest in one or more of the following specialties: skin, GIT, Respiratory, Urology, thyroid, Breast, FNA, Head & Neck clinic and Non-Gynae cytology and will be helpful.

The department undertakes coronial autopsies and is UKAS accredited. Approximately 2 trainees get posted to the Department every year. We have one BMS who is undertaking the Diploma of expert practice in Histological Dissection and has been contributing to the cut up for the last 6 months.

The Histopathology department conducts MDTS in all major sub-specialty areas.

Applicants must have full registration with GMC and be eligible for inclusion on the specialist register list.

Warrington sits on the fringe between the busy cities of Manchester and Liverpool which are only 30 minutes away. The town has excellent access to the major road transport networks with close access to the M6, M56 and the M62.

Geographically Warrington is within easy reach to the Lake District, Peak District and North Wales. The Town centre is busy with good shopping facilities and a good assortment restaurants and bars.

Within a 10 minute drive from the town centre you are in the Cheshire countryside and the outskirt towns of Lymn, Stockton Heath and Appleton Thorn. These locations offer close proximity to unspoilt countryside and woodland that are perfect for walking, cycling or horse riding. Housing is plentiful, varied and affordable with access to good quality schools, both state and private.

Informal enquiries are welcome.

Please contact, Dr J Krajecevic, Consultant Histopathologist (01925 662065), Dr A Davis, Clinical Director of Diagnostics CBU and Consultant Chemical Pathologist (01925 662524) or Mr N Gaskell, Pathology Manager 01925 662537

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes diverse applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us; please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

Please provide e-mail addressess for referees, as this will facilitate a quicker recruitment process. Please check your e-mail account regularly as you will receive alerts from the NHS Jobsite informing you of a message (including notification of interview)

Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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